IAM Oral History Project
This project is sixth in a series between the India Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society. It was developed to convey the history of the Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) in three ways:
1. The collection and transcription of seven interviews telling the oral history of IMSOM.
2. The digitization of thirty years of concert performance recordings by leading musiciains from India as well as local artists.
3. The collection, catalogizing and archiving of IMSOM documentation in the form of program notes, season brochures, official documents related to the organization, press releases, flyers, posters and a CD of the 25th Anniversary event.
Access to high quality recorded material from musicians of India over a thirty-year period is now available to those interested in a brief but culturally important time of classical Indian music.
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.